Super teds brings joy

Children from St Oswald's C of E Academy, Finningley, are sending their teddies to disadvantaged children in Afghanistan. Pictured back l-r are parents Yvonne Banks, Sarah Jackson, Heidi Atkins, and Lisa Kelsey. Children are l-r Freddie Jackson, Lucy Dale, both seven, Olivia Kelsey, eight,  Lilly-Honey Atkins, Bruce Kelsey, and Matthew Dale, all seven. Picture: Liz Mockler D2673LM
Children from St Oswald's C of E Academy, Finningley, are sending their teddies to disadvantaged children in Afghanistan. Pictured back l-r are parents Yvonne Banks, Sarah Jackson, Heidi Atkins, and Lisa Kelsey. Children are l-r Freddie Jackson, Lucy Dale, both seven, Olivia Kelsey, eight, Lilly-Honey Atkins, Bruce Kelsey, and Matthew Dale, all seven. Picture: Liz Mockler D2673LM
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kind-hearted children from a Doncaster school have parted with their treasured teddy bears to send to children in Afghanistan affected by the war.

Around 200 teddies were donated by children from St Oswald’s C of E Academy, Finningley, after a group of mums read a Free Press article about the efforts of Kay Harper, who is working with orphaned youngsters in Kabul.

Sarah Jackson, Yvonne Banks, Heidi Atkinson and Lisa Kelsey, who all have children at the school, worked to make the collection a success.

Sarah Jackson said: “The point was for the children not to buy a teddy to donate but to give away a teddy of their own. At first some children were reluctant to part with them but when they gave it some thought they realised how much it would mean to the children in Afghanistan.”